CertifiedCertification is an important component of any professional who provides services to an organization or members of the society. A professional certification provides the required credibility, knowledge and confidence to offer the best possible services and win the trust of those whom rely on certified experts for guidance and solutions.

Identity management is a growing career field and top priority for many organizations as they attempt to manage and protect an increasing number of employee, customer and third party identities.

Increasing access to a variety of systems from a multitude of devices and access points has become a real challenge for some companies. In addition, Internet of Things (IoT), static consumer information, and Big Data comprising of dynamic consumer information are abundant and introduce new risks associated with these areas that we must also address. As such, knowledgeable and up-to-date identity risk management experts are increasingly needed to mitigate these and other evolving risks for companies and consumers for many years to come.

Identity Management Institute® administers general and specialized certifications with distinct differences for professionals who offer their services to organizations and consumers.

Identity Theft & Fraud Management


CIPA-R Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA)®

The Certified Identity Protection Advisor® (CIPA) program is designed for identity theft protection professionals who educate, guide and support consumers to prevent, detect and resolve identity theft. Such professionals typically work for organizations in which employees and customers interact with one another to solve their identity theft challenges. Professional service providers such as lawyers, professional office organizers, and tax preparers may also benefit from this identity theft protection certification program. Learn more about CIPA.


CRFS-R Certified Red Flag Specialist (CRFS)®

Many companies within a variety of industries are affected by rising instances of identity theft and fraud costs. As these companies attempt to reduce their identity fraud losses, they must also comply with various laws including the Red Flags Rule which requires certain high risk companies to develop and implement an identity theft prevention program. The Certified Red Flag Specialist® (CRFS) designation was specifically created to train and certify employees, consultants and auditors who are responsible for preventing identity theft in high risk companies in alignment with the US Red Flags Rule. Learn more about CRFS.

Identity & Technology Management


CIAM-not-registered Certified Identity and Access Manager (CIAM)™

The Certified Identity and Access Manager™ (CIAM) designation is created for experienced professionals who understand identity and access management risks and are capable of designing and managing programs to address the identification and authentication, access management, privacy, security, and compliance needs of their organizations. Identity risk management is not a centralized function within an organization and therefore such risks exist and must be managed within various groups such as access administration, audit, security, fraud, and human resources to name a few. Learn more about CIAM.


CIMP-1 Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP)™

The Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP) designation is for professionals who are involved with identity management related projects. CIMP members may gather identity management requirements, review and design related processes, and manage project plans. CIMP experts implement identity management processes and technologies which streamline access, improve access management controls and workflow, ensure activity tracking and reporting, and, can scale as the organization grows. Learn more about CIMP.


MC_481448376_1 (1) Certified Identity and Security Technologist (CIST)™

The Certified Identity and Security Technologist™ (CIST) designation is developed for highly technical leaders who specialize in identity management and security technology management. While some CISTs are engaged in enterprise wide implementation or management of IAM and security systems, other CISTs are engaged in the early product development or product improvement activities. Learn more about CIST.

Certification List

Identity Management Institute is at the forefront of identity management training and certifications. We are constantly developing new programs while we improve our existing ones. Download a list of our current and upcoming certifications and contact us to let us know if you have any questions.